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"washington post" abc news tracking poll has president obama and mitt romney in a statistical tie nationally. the republican nominee has a 49 to 48% edge. more likely voters trust romney to handle the economy. when it comes to understanding the economic problems the americans are facing, well, most people think that mr. obama has the edge on that. they have obama living 51-41%. >> and with numbers like that, both parties are out urging people to vote early. in many state turnout, early voting has been heavy. in california, oakland, for example, the early voter turnout is much slower than in 2008. at the alameda county courthouse, the register said the line was only about 20 people long. compare that with 2008 when there were 5 to 600 people waiting to vote and the lines were around the block. >>> jury deliberations are expected to resume tomorrow in a trial of a former san jose principal. lynn -- she's charged with failing to report greg chandler. chandler is a teacher who has been convicted of committing lewd acts on a second grader in 2011. >>> oakland city council is look at covering up t
.s. commander in afghanistan, he ofrped highly critical remarks of the obama administration to a -- offered high school critical remarks of the obama administration to rolling stone. he called biden a crown and seemed to question the war effort itself. he was quickly relieved of his duties by president obama. >>> and then there's the challenge facing freshly reelected president obama. a looming tax deadline and a congress that hasn't always been entirely cooperative. >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. and i've got the pen, ready to sign the bill, right away. >> on the other end, the man who will be necessary for any kind of a tax deal, speaker the republican-controlled house. wyatt andrews went looking for the path to compromise. >> can you give us an idea of where you're going with that? if tax r
. this is happening all over. >> reporter: and both sides are well aware that 40 years ago they supported mr. obama 53 to 45% and helped him carry this state. dean renoylds, cbs news, cleveland. >>> and in the bay area, some are taken to the streets in their last push targeting still undecided voters. the one thing that is forcing the ballot counters to work overnight. >> around our district there is probably about at least 8 to 9 corners like this. >> reporter: corners where the schoolteachers are waiting a last-minute battle to encourage voters to support proposition 30 as the state sales on the income tax hike that they say, they would stop more education cuts, targeting undecided voters. those making up their minds in the polling booth or who are waiting until the last possible minute to mail in their ball los -- ballots and plenty of them are. >> if you have not mailed them yet, you are getting risky about that ballot. >> reporter: he has talked to the civic groups, claiming they are still undecided. not about who to pick for president, but about what proposition to support. it shows. >> if you l
washington tonight. cooperation. >> hi, guys. >> reporter: president obama and the first family returned to the white house wednesday evening. in his words, more determined about the work that lies ahead. the president laid out part of the second term agenda in his victory speech tuesday night. >> reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. more work to do. >> reporter: he embraced staffers in chicago. he acknowledged he has to bring the country together after a costly and bruising campaign. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. >> reporter: and the g.o.p. listened, too. house speaker john boehner promises the party is ready to get down to business. >> we stand ready to work with you to do what's best for our country. >> reporter: both sides had be put to the test almost immediately. the president and congress will have to work together to overcome the looming fiscal cliff. that would involve automatic drastic spending cuts and tax increases at the end of the year if no deal is reached but both s
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